Screening for Microcephaly in Newborns

The article narrates a good practice implemented with support from the ASSIST Project in the Dominican Republic. The story tells how the Dr. Vinicio Calventi Regional Hospital located in the Los Alcarrizos sector, in the Dominican Republic, has managed to maintain the screening of the patients for more than six months. newborns between 90% and 100%, thus overcoming the resistance to change, the paradigm changes of the staff and above all performing the screening in a correct and timely manner, making it possible to detect any microcephaly or case of Congenital Syndrome associated with the Zika virus. moment of birth according to national and international standards.

Resource Type(s)
Report
Topic(s)
Birth Defects
Care and support
Child Survival
Clinical Guidelines
Congenital Zika Infection
Diagnostics
Microcephaly
Treatment
Audience(s)
Health Care Workers
NGO Workers
Language(s)
Spanish
Country(ies)
Dominican Republic
Source(s)
ASSIST